Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Beautiful Day in NE NC!

Washington Hawthorn

Today was an amazing day in the yard!  It was 60 degrees mid-day with lots of sunshine!  We planted three types of onions and sugar snaps....The new young hens are growing like mad, today they got to play in the sunshine.  They live in a spacious rabbit hutch and have been in the box part of the hutch with a heat lamp, but today they went out in the wire part and had fun flapping, flying and running all around enjoying some fresh air and sunshine.  I collected 2 1/2 dozen eggs today, and it will only get better.  We had a great time wandering around checking out what is blooming. The trees are busting out all over the place.

Planting Onions

Whats in bloom: Washington Hawthorn, Cleveland Pear, Bradford Pear, Forsythia, Daffodils, and Quince.

 The Maganolia and Weeping Willow aren't flowering, but they were so pretty I just had to share.

Weeping Willow

Planting Sugar Snaps
Pixie resting in the shade
All Done!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pixie loves her some chicks!

She would stand there all day if we let her. 

The new chicks are one and a half weeks old and have been moved outside to their new home for the next month.  They kept trying to escape from this tub and with five dogs in the house that's not a good thing. 

What's blooming:  Haven't had a chance to walk around and check out the flowering trees, they should be busting out soon.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New additions to the flock

5 rhode island reds; 3 golden sex links, 2 black sex links

We have 10 new hens added to the flock this weekend.  They are soooo cute!  We wanted to add some 'new blood' to the coop, so I went by the local feed store and picked up week old pullets.  These girls should start laying in as soon as 4 months. Didn't get out in the yard much this weekend, it rained ALL day today. 

What's in bloom:  forsythia